Displayed in the foyer of the Olympiahalle, exhibits from all four Sectors, customer testimonials from the Siemens Annual Report and a presentation of all the company's Inventors of the Year provided visitors with an insight into Siemens' activities. Large numbers of shareholders took advantage of the opportunity to gather more information and talk to experts at the exhibits.
A major attraction in the foyer was the Formula One race show car similar to the one driven by four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. From the beginning, the world champion Red Bull Racing team has been using Siemens' industry software to digitally develop and then virtually test the car before building it and sending it into its next race, enabling the team, for example, to adapt the car's front wing to particular track conditions, accelerate the vehicle's further development and optimize the production of its individual parts.
Also featured in the foyer were impressive exhibits from the company archives – exhibits that are otherwise on permanent display in Munich's Deutsches Museum, the city's museum of science and technology. A specially developed interactive app explained the historical contexts, giving visitors new insights into the past. And it was not only young people who crowded around an information booth on Siemens' training, continuing education and dual track vocational / academic programs.
Nearly 1,000 employees and other service personnel ensured that the event ran smoothly. A wide array of culinary treats awaited shareholders in the Olympiahalle. More than 10,000 liters of soft drinks were on hand to quench shareholders' thirst. About 30,000 sweet and savory snacks and pastries were also available. More substantial fare included 12,000 Viennese sausages and some 1.35 tons of ham, Munich Leberkäse and turkey. Six thousand pieces of fruit and 6,400 portions of ice cream were served for dessert.
Siemens actively supports sustainable environmental management and is thus a green energy customer of the local utility Stadtwerke München. This year's Annual Shareholders Meeting was powered, accordingly, by certified green electricity from hydropower plants.
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